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November 2014 issue

SCU awarded national research funding

Professor Bradley Eyre sampling benthic chambers at Heron Island that have been acidified in situ to study the effect of ocean acidification on carbonate sediment dissolution.

Digital technology in schools – benefit or burden?

Dr Michael Gard

Red dirt and rare diseases – nursing in Mount Isa


Marine scientists aim to discover how Nemo finds his home


How does Nemo find his home? That is one of the questions Southern Cross University researcher Dr Anna Scott, along with her colleague Dr Danielle Dixson, has been trying to answer as part of ongoing research into the relationship between the iconic anemonefish and their host sea anemones. Dr Scott, who is a lecturer at […]

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Residential canal estates increase greenhouse gas emissions from estuaries

Paul Macklin and Dr Damien Maher measuring carbon dioxide emissions on the Gold Coast canals at Broadbeach.

The construction of residential canal estates within estuarine floodplains can dramatically increase emission of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, scientists from Southern Cross University have found. Estuarine canal estate waters: Hotspots for CO2 outgassing driven by enhanced groundwater discharge, recently published in the journal Marine Chemistry, was co-authored by Mr Paul Macklin, Dr Damien Maher and […]

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Songs by students capture essence of University’s 20th anniversary


How do you capture in song the essence of inspiration and learning as a student at Southern Cross University? That was the challenge presented to students of the contemporary music program to wrap up the University’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2014. Gabrielle Murphy’s Southern Cross Style won the ‘best song with lyrics’ category, while Sundays […]

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Students benefit with Head-Start

The Head-Start program gives high achieving high school students the chance to experience university life.

Southern Cross University’s Head-Start program, now in its third year, has broken down traditional barriers, giving high-achieving year 11 and 12 students the chance to gain an authentic experience of university life and complete a unit of study while still at school. In 2014, 30 students from 16 schools across the Lismore, Gold Coast and […]

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PhD Corner: Cherise Addinsall

Chereise Addinsall in Vanuatu.

Cherise Addinsall is a country girl at heart. She grew up in Victoria’s snow fields, skiing, camping and bushwalking, and in summer swimming in the pristine Kiewa Valley River. Then she worked in the tourism industry for a decade, fostering a deep interest in sustainable and ecological tourism. Now, Cherise is a PhD candidate at […]

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Fluid and Fixed: the art of Kathryn Dolby

Kathryn Dolby

Kathryn Dolby is fascinated by movement – its relationship with space, colour and time. And it was her delving exploration of the concept that saw Ms Dolby awarded the Lismore Regional Gallery Graduate Award at the recent Transit exhibition, which showcased the works of 36 Southern Cross University Bachelor of Visual Arts graduates. Her installation, […]

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Don’t mess with Dr Michael Kortt, judo whiz


Dr Michael Kortt isn’t just a master of teaching – he’s also a judo master. The Southern Cross Business School senior lecturer is known around campus for his mild manners and friendly demeanour. But when he’s not in front of a class, Dr Kortt likes to relax by practising the Japanese martial art based on […]

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Postcard to home: Mohit Trivedi


Mohit Trivedi, known around campus as Mo, is 24 and hails from a small town west of Mumbai in India. He’s has been studying a Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management (Advanced) at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus for 11 months. After previously studying in Mumbai and working for several years in the United Kingdom, […]

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Meet the staff: Dr Daniel Bucher

Environmental Science and Management, Fisheries students

Name? Dr Daniel Bucher What is your job? Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries Biology What is the best thing about your job? Being paid to go fishing, diving and shell collecting. I love teaching (not so keen on marking). My research on coral reefs has taken me to some fantastic places, while my […]

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